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EPLAN updates Data Portal

EPLAN updates Data Portal

September 4, 2014 - The updated version of the Eplan Data Portal has 470,000 part data, including schematic macros, geometric dimensions and documents, that can be imported to engineering automatically. This is made easier, thanks to an integrated 3D viewer, which enables users to view and assess components quickly and easily. It is possible to access several different views such as front, page or isometric views very easily with just a click of the mouse. Free rotation and zooming functions allow individual detailed views to be generated in a very flexible manner. The advantages for the user are obvious: For example, when placing a part in the project, the user will receive reliable decision support as to whether the component is suitable for the proposed control cabinet.

Innovative operation with feedback function The interface of the Eplan Data Portal has also been optimized with the design functionality of the Data Portal App. Now the view of the 66 manufacturers that are currently involved have adapted this look and feel by displaying the manufacturer logos in a grid view that speeds up navigation. The feedback function has also been expanded with the new interface. Users can directly submit requests to manufacturers in the application. For example, if the user wants to send information about missing components, it can be done directly from the Data Portal. This means that the quality of the data is constantly increasing. The manufacturers involved also reap the rewards: the feedback function provides a direct line to the customer. The manufacturer knows what is required in concrete terms and can fulfil the user's requests in an optimal manner. The improved search function is another new addition to the portal. Search requests for article or type numbers are directly displayed as the first search results - this means the right component can be found faster.

66 manufacturers with more than 470,000 records The Eplan Data Portal has not only made a major leap forward in terms of functionality, but also in regard to the manufacturer catalogues. Since the last update, in the beginning of July, five new product catalogues have been added. A further ten product catalogues have been expanded and updated. The number of devices has increased by more than 20%, which means that there are now more than 470,000 parts available. The renowned Italian manufacturing company, Finder, is now represented with almost 700 records. Another new addition in the field of sensors and evaluation systems is ifm electronic with almost 500 records to support their customers. The new integration of the Vega configurator is also an interesting addition to the Data Portal. This means that the user is not only provided with standard components for process measurement technology from Vega Grieshaber KG, but also has the option of individually selecting and configuring components according to project demands.

Updated and expanded data
Manufacturers that were already integrated into the Data Portal have also amended and/or expanded their product portfolios. For example, Siemens has set up more than 2,100 records from the 3VA series, as well as the commercial data and the switch symbols for Eplan and documents, and 3D data including production information is also now available. Rockwell Automation has added more than 1500 parts from their MicroLogix product line, Micro850 product line and molded case circuit breakers. SMC Pneumatic has updated and expanded its product spectrum. Fluid users now have a variety of cylinders, valves and tubes at their disposal since there are now more than 15,000 records to choose from. ABB, General Electric, Icotek, Helukabel, Numatics, Rockwell Automation, Sick and Wieland have also updated their product ranges in the Eplan Data Portal.

 

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